August 2016

Highlights of the Siegman School in Barcelona

By Mohammad Tollabi Mazraehno | Posted: 30 August 2016

In July I had the opportunity to attend The Siegman International School on Lasers, held jointly by The OSA Foundation and the Technical University of Catalonia. To be more precise, the school was hosted by The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Castelldefels, a beautiful town located 25 km away from Barcelona, which borders the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. 

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Women Who Make a Difference in Optics – Every Day

By Tracy Schario, APR | Posted: 12 August 2016

The Optical Society has been home to many innovations in its 100-year history – and many bright women innovators. But what’s the future of women in optics?

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Optics Augments Reality and Brings 3D Medicine into Focus

By Rebecca B. Andersen | Posted: 12 August 2016

Live 3D imaging is one of the hottest topics in optics today, transforming medical imaging capabilities and delivering the immersive experience behind augmented and virtual reality. During The Optical Society’s Light the Future centennial program in Heidelberg, Germany on 26 July, Dr. Joseph Izatt of Duke University and Microsoft’s Bernard Kress gave an insider’s look at how these technologies are advancing medicine and changing the future of how we interact with computers.

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“Ask Me Anything” and They Did! My Dive into Reddit and Discussions on Today’s Optical Technologies

By Alan Willner | Posted: 2 August 2016

OSA President Alan Willner hosts an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit. 

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